Browns coach Pat Shurmur has been reiterating for the past couple days, just how ready his 28-year-old rookie Q.B. Brandon Weeden is. I find it a bit unusual that Weeden himself has stated he needs more time to get comfortable with the speed of the game in the NFL. The other thing I find a bit unusual is the fact a guy like Eli Manning is playing for the New York Giants tonight in their final preseason game. Maybe that is why Manning has 2 Super Bowl rings, he works hard perfecting his sport.
You would think a rookie coming into the league at 28-years-old would use all the opportunities he could get to keep improving himself and get ready for the up coming NFL season. I hope this isn’t a sign of Pat Shurmur’s inexperience as a head coach in the NFL. Sitting Weeden in game 4 of the preseason could be robbing him of valuable experience. Worse yet I wonder if Weeden suffered any kind of injury the Browns aren’t telling us about in the couple of sacks he took in the Eagles game and Weeden needs time to recover. He is able to practice so I don’t think that is the problem.
The Browns should use this as a lesson, when a guy like ELi Manning is playing in the Giants last preseason game, the Browns should think that’s how you get a Super Bowl ring. You work harder than anyone else. Manning might not play much tonight, he still played. Weeden isn’t going to play at all tomorrow night when the Browns take on the Bears.
What is wrong with this picture? Can Weeden be that much more ready? For some reason I don’t think so…
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